Meet the Parents: 11 Dads of Famous Juniors

Ethan Trex

Let's get ready for Father's Day by taking a look at some dads who gave famous people a giant gift: their names. Here are the seniors behind a slew of well-known Juniors. 1.

Brain Game: What a Difference!

Here's a new Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Dashcam Disasters

Miss Cellania

As Fathers Day approaches, a man writes a letter to his future child.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 58

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the mental_floss nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.

The 5 Worst Fathers In the Animal Kingdom

Jill Harness

These dads won't be getting any Father's Day cards this Sunday. 1.

The Missing Links: Why You Shouldn't Rob a Bank

Colin Patrick

Morganna’s Topheavy Legal Defense People of a certain age may recall the exploits of Morganna the Kissing Bandit, the buxom blond who became famous in the 1980s for rushing the field at Major League

At the Libraries: What's a Librarian Worth?

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

14 Classic Distractions for the Internet Newcomer

Miss Cellania

Every once in a while, I run across an old article, video, or link of some kind and think, "Oh yeah, that was awesome!

Why Are Traffic Lights Red and Green?

Matt Soniak

Red and green images via ShutterstockThe very first traffic light, installed outside the Houses of Parliament in London in December 1868, had red and green gas lamps for nighttime use.

Four Years Before Women Had the Right to Vote, Jeannette Rankin Was Elected to Congress

Matt Soniak

In 1916, four years before the Constitution recognized her right to vote, Jeannette Rankin was elected to Congress. While women had not achieved suffrage across the U.S.

Your Partner for Mushroom Processing on an Industrial Scale

Chris Higgins

Havatec makes, among other things, massive industrial machinery for processing mushrooms.

Brain Game: Flag Day

It's Flag Day here in the United States, so today's Brain Game Think Thursday challenge tests your knowledge of Old Glory. Good luck! An official U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Bizarre Schools

Miss Cellania

A team from Utah State University won an Air Force competition by building a device to climb walls.

World War I Centennial: Breaking Up DuPont

Erik Sass

Installment #21: The turn of the century was a time of upheaval in the American economy, as powerful corporations formed during the latter half of the 19th century came under fire from populist politi

The Late Movies: "TableTop," Wil Wheaton's Boardgame Show

Chris Higgins

So Wil Wheaton has a YouTube show about boardgames, and it's awesome.